Case Law 571/2009 (13/02/2009)
Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (France) - Cour de Cassation
Subject: The Court of Cassation quashes a decision of the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence after it had been deemed incompatible with article 7 of the ECHR by the European Court of Human Rights, following point by point the interpretation of the Court of Strasbourg.
Parties: M. Dominique X
Original language: French
Classification: Justice - Art. 49 Principles of legality (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege; lighter penalty)